Game Warden Field Notes 

The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) law enforcement reports. Images of individual field notes are available upon request from the TPWD press office. Investi-gators at the Ready  While responding to an anonymous call about alligator poaching on the Neches River, game wardens from Anderson, Henderson and Smith counties

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First of two solar eclipses this Saturday

Come this Saturday and next April, the best place to be will be deep in the heart of Texas. That’s where the brightest star of all will be at the center of two celestial phenomenons. Within a span of six months, Texas will be the only state to witness not one, but two solar eclipses:

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Great Texas Birding Classic Raises Thousands for Habitat Conservation

  AUSTIN— The Great Texas Birding Classic, the biggest, longest, wildest birdwatching tournament in the country, raised $47,000 for projects benefitting native Texas habitats and species. Celebrating its 27th year, the tournament has raised $1.16 million for on-the-ground conservation work to acquire, restore and enhance wildlife habitat. Across the state, 1,100 birders flocked to fields

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Texas Game Wardens Emphasize Water, Boating Safety This Labor Day Weekend

    AUSTIN—With the summer boating season winding down, many Texans are making plans to escape the unrelenting heat by hitting the water one last time. This holiday weekend, Texas Game Wardens are joining local law enforcement to patrol Texas lakes and rivers and remind everyone spending time around the water to follow basic safety

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Policy Limiting Use of Eminent Domain Adopted by TPW Commission

  AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted a policy Thursday limiting its use of eminent domain. The policy, adopted during the commission’s August meeting, limits the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) from taking private property for park sites except under exceptional and unusual circumstances, mainly property previously dedicated to public use as

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TPWD Seeks Public Comments on the 2024 Land and Water Plan

  AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is seeking public review and comments on its draft 2024 Land and Water Resources Conservation and Recreation Plan (Land and Water Plan). The plan identifies goals, objectives, strategies and measurable actions to be undertaken by TPWD over the next 10 years. “In fulfilling our mission,

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Texas Hunting, Fishing Licenses on Sale Aug. 15

  AUSTIN— It’s August, which means kids are back in school and the fall hunting and fishing seasons are quickly approaching. Before packing your favorite tackle and camo for trips, be sure to purchase an annual fishing and hunting license for 2023-24. Current-year Texas hunting and fishing licenses (except the Year-from-Purchase All-Water Fishing Package) expire

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Beef cattle production event expected to draw 1,900 to Bryan-College Station

    The 69th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in Bryan-College Station will offer some cutting-edge information and ranch technology, along with basic beef cattle production information. The 69th annual Beef Cattle Short Course will introduce cattle producers to new technology designed to help improve overall profitability. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Sam Craft) The

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State Officials OK Record $1.19 Billion for Texas A&M System

Undergraduate tuition, academic fees for Texas residents frozen for next two years   BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday approved a record $1.19 billion in new spending for The Texas A&M University System, including money to freeze undergraduate tuition and fees for Texas residents the next two years. The new spending, which

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Ted and Donna Lyon Center for Gamebird Research Planned for Texas A&M University-Commerce

  COMMERCE, TX—Texas A&M University-Commerce will soon be home to an innovative gamebird research and education facility, thanks to a historic gift from alumnus Ted B. Lyon and his wife, Donna. Construction of the Ted and Donna Lyon Center for Gamebird Research at Texas A&M University-Commerce will begin in 2024. In December 2022, the Lyons

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